Frequently Asked Questions

What does Dignity Period do? 

Dignity Period is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Ethiopian girls stay in school by providing much needed menstrual education and supplies. To learn more about how we support our mission, visit the About Us, Your Donation at Work, and Impact & Reach pages.


How can I get involved or help with the mission? 

The most impactful support comes from sharing our story, donating funds, and hosting events.


Does Dignity Period offer internships? 

We do not currently offer internships through our organization. 


If I’m traveling to Ethiopia, would Dignity Period like to sponsor me in my work? 

We do not currently sponsor trips, research, or other initiatives for individuals or groups outside of the Dignity Period organization or partner organizations.


Does Dignity Period make their menstruation supplies or purchase them? 

Our pad kits are purchased from the Mariam Seba Sanitary Products Factory in Ethiopia.  You can learn more about Freweini Mebrahtu, the factory owner, and her business here.


How are the pads made?

Pads are made with a quality cotton lining and have a waterproof backing.


How can I/my organization purchase those pads?

Visit the Mariam Seba website for more information.


Are your menstruation educational materials available via donation or purchase? 

Currently, our educational materials are only available for Dignity Period program outreach, which is managed by Mekelle University.


Does Dignity Period offer services outside of Ethiopia? 

Our primary mission is centered in Ethiopia. However, following enlightening research discoveries about menstruation needs in our hometown of St. Louis, MO, we are currently participating in a pilot program there.  You can learn more about that initiative here.


Does Dignity Period do presentations for group meetings? 

We love presenting our mission. Please share information about your event with us, and we’ll let you know if we can accommodate your request.

How can I get in touch with someone within the Dignity Period organization? 

Please send us an email at  We will respond to your request as soon as possible!



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